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Shovel Knight 5th Anniversary Spectacular!

What’s up Shovelociraptors! It’s been 5 years since the initial release of Shovel Knight, now known as Shovel of Hope! Much has happened since then, and the Blue Burrower has certainly gone places!

First off, there are 3 games in the Shovel Knight Saga, with 2 more on the way. Shovel Knight had epic crossover battles with Kratos and the Battletoads. Co-operative gameplay was added! There’s been a bunch cool Shovel Knight merchandise! We made the first third-party amiibo, with more on the way! Nintendo published us in Japan. Shovel Knight is in Smash Bros! We have released on 12 platforms and sold over 2.5 million copies! And had over 25 cameos! There’s even going to be a board game! We have so much gratitude for our legions of fans and friends. Your support of our original Kickstarter started it all!


Shovel Knight’s 5th Anniversary Is Near!

Shake the dirt off your shovel blade and put on your favorite horned helmet! We are just days away from Shovel Knight’s own big day!

Join us this Wednesday, June 26th from 3pm~7pm (PDT) as we’ll be streaming to celebrate in style!


We’ll be kicking back, answering questions, giving away some cool prizes, and playing Shovel Knight Showdown! You might even see a new character jump into the fray, playable for the first time!

Hope to see you there!


Endless Summer of Shovel Knight!

A new month begins..  And the sunny weather of Summer beckons! But we can’t hit the beach just yet, not while there’s Shovel Knight games to ship. The blue burrower turns five this month on June 26th. What better way to honor the original release than to continue pouring our hearts and souls into making each and every version of the game even better with the release of King of Cards and Showdown! It’s so close!!


Everything we talked about in the previous update is still accurate. We’re working hard to finalize the last few outstanding areas of both King of Cards and Showdown. We’re in the home stretch! But until every last bit is done, tested, and submitted, we will not have a final date.

Until then, here’s more detail on what’s been developing:

King of Cards Tuning

More playthroughs mean more polish! Especially when it comes to level clarity and behavior improvements. Did you know: before the release of Plague of Shadows, Plague Knight’s multi-hitting cluster bomb would break any checkpoint in a single throw! We caught and fixed this kind of unexpected behavior with the power of playthroughs.


Treasure Trove Last Chance Sale!

Greetings, treasure seekers!

We’re hard at work putting the final touches on King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown. After more than 5 years of development, the final pieces of the Shovel Knight saga will be complete! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we want to give everyone one last chance to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at the lowest price ever! Remember, after the final games are included, the price increases to $39.99!